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I can't find a good mobo for Intel without VIA and more!!!!!

Discussion in 'Recording' started by therecordingart, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know of a nice mobo for a P4 without VIA? I was one the sight for ASUS and couldn't find anything!

    Also, I'm running Cubase SX 2.0 with Tascam FW -1884 on a PC. Whenever I load Cubase SX I get a loud obnoxious sound come through my gear during the load screen. Then my audio will sound grainy, click, and pop until I restart Cubase. Then its fine....anyone have any ideas?
  2. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    The Asus P4C800E-Dlx is a socket 478 MoBo with the Intel 875i chipset, and the Intel ICH5R HD controller, also adds on-board Intel gigabit lan. Overclocks like a dream :)

    What P4 do you have or are looking into getting? :cool:
  3. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure yet...I can't afford a Mac so I'm building a PC.
  4. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    Look into the P4 "Prescott" 2.8GHz or faster (they will have the 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, and HyperThreading). Likely start in the ~ $200 range, and I think the Asus MoBo is about the same price. Get some good DDR400 low-latency RAM, and you'll be on par with most anything with a single processor (including a MAC!).

    I'm not a fan of the VIA chipsets, either. Go Intel, or go home :).

    Later :cool:
  5. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    I agree with Randyman, that happens to be my favorite MOBO. If money is really tight the ABIT IC7 is basically the same board for about $70 less. It has the 875 chipset and the ICH5R controller but doesn't have as much O/C control as the ASUS. But then again why would you O/C a DAW.
  6. moonz

    moonz Guest

    You can't hardly go wrong using an ASUS motherboard with an Intel chipset, if you are going with a Pentium 4.

    I've built several, with excellent results.

    On my current PC I switched to an MSI mainboard, after reading a review at tomshardware.com...MSI motherboards sometimes test a tad faster than ASUS boards.

    This particular MSI model I'm using sports an Intel 865G chipset, and I'm using a Northwood 3gig P4, with hyperthreading enabled, and a gig of dual-channel ram.

    Makes a very capable, dependable DAW rig, so I'd recommend checking out the MSI motherboards in addition to ASUS.

    I've also had good luck with Epox, Supermicro, Abit, and Gigabyte.

    I would expect it is always a good idea to use a mainboard with Intel support chips when you intend to use an Intel processor.
  7. ABIT Motherboards are pretty tried and true to be the best of the best...for the most part.

    Just read hardocp.com their IC7-MAX3 mobo places super high on their page, I bought one a year ago because of their review and it was well worth the investment, especially considering at the time it was the most expensive non-dual processor mobo around

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